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‘Savage Pride’ day set for May 15

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Savage Pride Day is tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, as designated by the City of Riggins. The Riggins city officials and city staff are proud of the accomplishments of all our Salmon River athletes. The Salmon River Booster Club urges everyone to “show your Savage pride” and wear yellow and blue or get official gear at Gradient Shift including the new designs of “Back to Back” shirts to wear throughout the day.

Hats off to David Dean and John Doty for placing the American Flags along Riggins Main Street for our major events and special holidays. Those waving American Flags sure give our wonderful town an All-American look.

The Riggins Arbor Day celebration was held at the Riggins City Park Monday, May 5, with the City Council and Mayor McClure planting a red maple. Since Riggins did not get a grant, the Department of Lands generously offered to cover the cost of a tree for the city’s Arbor Day Celebration.

Hike for Healthy Hooters

This Saturday, May 17

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters walk/run will be held this Saturday, May 17, starting at the Little Salmon River Lodge at 10 a.m. followed by a free barbecue, the silent auction, and miscellaneous drawings for some rather nice prizes. The Pinehurst Quilters have another beautiful quilt to raffle as well which is currently on display at Pine Tree Credit Service. If you haven’t signed up for the run, you can sign up at the Little Salmon River Lodge Saturday morning.

Legion picnic set for June 29

RIGGINS — American Legion Post no. 130 in Riggins will hold its annual picnic in the Riggins City Park Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. The Pinehurst Quilters will once again be honoring more local veterans with Quilts Of Valor by presenting quilts to as many veterans as possible at this picnic. Some of our ASK girls made two Quilts of Valor to be given to veterans.

Riggins pre-school and kindergarten screening and registration will be held Tuesday, May 27, and Wednesday, May 28, from 1-4 p.m. at the Riggins Elementary kindergarten room. Call 628-3361 to make an appointment.

The Salmon River Rural Fire Department annual meeting will be held tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 15, at Hoot’s in White Bird at 6 p.m. (PT)/7 p.m. (MT).

A graduation party for the Salmon River High School seniors will be held at Summerville’s in the downstairs room this Saturday, May 17, at 6 p.m. (MT). Everyone is invited; it is potluck so bring a dish to share!

Riggins Community Center, former IOOF Hall located behind Crump’s Chevron, will hold its open house this Sunday, May 18, from 1-4 p.m. Did you know there is an elevator in Riggins now? Plan now to see the newly remodeled Riggins Community Center. Bring your “before” pictures and stories to share. Refreshments will be served.

A celebration of life for Wilma Hall, mother of Phyllis Seiber, will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Riggins Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m. with a lunch immediately following the service, provided by Phyllis and Dave Seiber. Everyone is invited, especially Wilma’s friends from church, pinochle, seniors, knit club, quilt club, Red Hat Society, American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebekahs as well as her friends at the stores, restaurants, bank and clinic. Wilma passed away on Feb. 25 in California at age 95. If you have a few flowers in your yard, bring them with you to honor Wilma… she loved flowers and gave lots away when she lived here. We hope you can join us.

The Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend yard sale in the church parking lot. They need items to sell. If you or your neighbor or friends have things to donate, take them by the church Monday or Tuesday… there is usually someone there… if not, put your donations at the back door under the roof. Call Pastor Jim at 628-4043 if you need items to be picked up. Thank you in advance. Part of the money raised will help the Senior Citizens be able to attend the senior retreat in June.

Wine and beer tasting will begin Friday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Idaho Banana Company right on South Main Street in Riggins!

Save the date for the first of their summer tastings. Did you notice there will be not just wine tasting, but beer, too! And, guess where? Under the new gazebo in the orchard, of course! See you there.

Big Water Blowout River Festival is almost here! Riggins is a small town with a big backyard! Saturday, June 7, will be filled with rafting, visiting, Dutch oven cookoff, and good food.

American Legion Post no. 130 in Riggins will hold its annual picnic in the Riggins City Park Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. The Pinehurst Quilters will once again be honoring more local veterans with Quilts Of Valor by presenting quilts to as many veterans as possible at this picnic. Some of our ASK girls made two Quilts of Valor to be given to veterans.

Salmon River Community Church Vacation Bible School, VBS, will be held July 7-11 with the great Texas Team leading the way. More information will be forthcoming.

Reminder Salmon River citizens, levy vote! May 20 - Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Salmon River Heritage Center or Canyon Pines RV Park - depending on where you live!

Riggins annual levy is the same again this year, $545,000. That’s $4.05 per thousand of the assessed value of your home, minus your Home Owners Exemption. This is a supplemental levy to maintain current operations, without this levy our school board will have to make drastic cuts. Come and support our kids! Every person registered in our district of Idaho County can vote, homeowners and renters! Come get your “Yes” vote in, we really need your support! Our outer precincts have already received mail-out ballots - so if you have, be sure to send those Yes votes in! This is huge for our school! We will need this every year until the state changes their funding! Go vote, then join us at the Spring Fling Book Fair/ free community sloppy joe dinner/art show at the SRHS multipurpose room, with ASK music recital following at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.

Come enjoy these awesome kids and see a part of what we support!

Thank you for the information, find our Facebook page…. Salmon River School District Levy! or contact Tracie at 628-3530.

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